From the Hand of God!
“There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God.” Ecclesiastes 2:24.
The preacher of all time admonishes us in this passage to appreciate good in our effort. People should be able to experience good from their effort since living merely to acquire riches can end up in vain. Therefore, we should live with less worry. Our work should be more meaningful and fulfilling as well as enjoyable, not to preoccupy our minds. That should be the aim of our lives to obtain riches since the Lord provides one power to get wealth.
Life will remain in vain if the main reason for existence is to obtain money instead of everlasting life. Remember, 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Because God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those, who please him, but to the sinner, he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This, too, is meaningless—like chasing the wind (Ecclesiastes 2:26).
Psalm 39:6 says, “We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it.”
Brethren, remember it is the Lord your God that gives you the power to get wealth. Therefore, don’t overwork yourself; if you do, it can be in vain. Instead, work, eat, rest, and be merry. You don’t have to have it all to enjoy your life to the fullest, but with contentment comes joy and peace. And if pleases the Lord, He will multiply what you have earned and give you more than ever before through His wisdom. So, let us make a habit of living by the Lord’s instructions. Though humans live in a world of suffering, all things will work together for good for those who love God.
Don’t be a slave to money if you want to live a happy life, instead allow money to be your slave. The only way to get there is by doing things in a way that is pleasing to God and not being greedy or selfish. This means you don’t overuse yourself but rather take good care of yourself and others. When you are hungry, eat well and drink water regularly. Enjoy the fruits of your labor periodically and reach out to the needy in need. Remember, you are the temple of God; he created you for a purpose. Proverbs 10:22 says, “The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.”
1. Dear Lord, pardon me for being self-centered towards the money you have provided unto me; I make an oath to earn wealth for the eternal purpose and not for worldly purpose in the name of Jesus. Amen
2. Philippians 4:19 “my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Amen.